Beat the HEAT with Granita
Granita is a kind of semi-frozen Italian dessert more like a grainy slushie or sorbet. It is a simple, refreshing and exotic sounding dessert which is bound to impress everyone. Simple, as it usually consists of not more than 3 ingredients and refreshing, as it mainly consists of water, which is perfect on a hot summer’s day.
Watermelon Granita: (serves 8)
Watermelon: ½ (deseeded and cubed)
Lime juice: 1 tbsp
Mint leaves: for garnish
Blend the watermelon, sugar and lime juice till you get a smooth puree.
Take a wide pan or baking tray and pour the puree, cover and freeze for about an hour and a half.
Take a fork and stir the frozen mixture, breaking any frozen pieces.
Take it out and again scrape with the fork making small icicles when you do so.
Cover tightly and freeze till you need it.
When serving, scrape with a fork and place the icicles into a small bowl.